I have had some back problems and have a lot of trouble getting up and down when working in my tiny garden.
Then like a flash of lighting it came to me. Grow vegetables in containers placed at a height that makes it easy for me to attend to my plants. Not the best plan I have ever had.
Being my first real attempt to container grow vegetables is not as easy or working as well as I was led to believe. Being my first attempt at container gardening, not just some indoor potted plant, I decided on 2 tomato, 2 summer squash and 2 hot pepper plants.
I selected pots and containers that hold about the same volume of soil as a 5 or 6 gallon bucket.
So far my little plants have managed to survive being dug up by my dog, a hail storm that covered the ground with 3/4 to 1 inch hail and a wind storm that had wind gust to 79mph.
Now it’s the first week of June, temperatures are in the mid to high 90’s everyday and I almost lost everything due to my ignorance on how quickly the soil in containers can go bone dry.
Those guys that are the so called experts on container gardening, must have their container grown vegetable garden growing in a green house! With no dogs, cats, thunderstorms or setting out directly in the hot afternoon sun.
And another thing that I have been miss lead on is how quickly soil nutrients are leached away and must be replenished to maintain proper plant health and growth. So as badly as I dislike making and using manure tea, I think it will be a must do thing when watering my container growing vegetables.
I will attempt to keep my tomato plants well supplied with well dried, finely crushed egg shells in hopes that my tomato’s will not suffer from a lack of calcium during their fruiting season.
Other than being over run with wild morning glory (aka bind weed or tie vines) my real tiny garden is doing fairly well, thanks to all the effort and help in tilling and planting that has been done by my SNL, son-n-law. Tomato’s, peppers and cucumbers are growing well and showing no signs for stress that I see in my container garden.
Am I the only guy on planet earth that can’t grow a tomato in a bucket full of dirt?
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